Osteoarthritis is a deterioration of the joints. In fact, any joint can be affected by it. In healthy joints, a layer of cartilage covers the bone surface. This protects the bone and allows the joints to function smoothly. The so-called synovial fluid nourishes the cartilage layer. Too much stress or too little movement of the joints leads to a deficiency in the cartilage.
Nourishment for the cartilage
So that the joint functionality of your horse can be maintained for as long as possible, we recommend a healthy amount of exercise and the supplementary intake of Hypolene. Hypolene is ideal for horses with severely strained joints.
Green Shell Mussel (Gonex quality) (Gonex-Qualität)
The green-lipped mussel provides all essential building blocks for joint and connective tissue metabolism (synovial fluid, ligaments, tendons and cartilage). Inflammation mediators can be positively influenced and blood circulation improved. Thus, the affected tissue, synovial fluid, cartilage and underlying bone are supplied with the best possible nutrients.
Willow bark (Salix alba cortex)
Willow bark contains the herbal salicin. The horse's biochemical system converts it into salicylic acid. Salicylic acid inhibits pain and supports the health and well-being of horse’s joint problems. Willow bark is particularly well suited to support the mobility of older horses.
Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica folium)
Stinging nettle has been valued for its health-promoting properties for ages. This plant is well known for its nutritional value and contains high amounts of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Provitamin A, folic acid, enzymes, minerals and iron. Numerous positive characteristics have made it an all-rounder. On horses it is used especially for maintaining both a healthy musculoskeletal system and metabolic system.
Devil's Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens)
Devil's claw is a well-established natural substance that reliably supports the musculoskeletal system of horses, especially those prone to osteoarthritis or joint problems. In addition, devil's claw protects the joint cartilage against further degradation by inhibiting protein-degrading enzymes.
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